A different kind of Beginner-level book 4: a spiralling syllabus
A spiralling syllabus is NOT just about grammar Hopefully, you’ll have read our previous post on a spiral syllabus. InRead more.
9th June 2019
A different kind of Beginner-level book 3: choosing which vocabulary to teach
Making choices about vocabulary: teaching what’s relevant to most students, responding to individuals In our last post, we looked atRead more.
13th May 2019
Why don’t we teach more grammatical chunks at low levels?
One of the curiosities of the dominant grammar syllabus at low levels is that certain ‘higher-level’ grammar does occasionally creepRead more.
28th March 2019
Grammar curiosities (and some nonsense) 9: the present continuous
It is curious how grammar is sometimes divided up. For example, while most teachers nowadays are quite happy to sectionRead more.
6th March 2019
Grammar nonsense (and some curiosities) 8: short answers and auxiliaries
Following on from the previous post about the way the syllabus in most Beginner-level books is constructed, one of theRead more.
25th February 2019